When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa’s power for his own.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm’s length…everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world…and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.
Will Herondale and Jem Carstairs!! *swoons* <3 Omg Brit accent of Will Herondale. It’s gettin hot!!! Hahah *dies* Will Herondale, my new fictional boyfriend. I’ll love Jem too if no one take him haha!
“If no one in the entire world cared about you, did you really exist at all?”
Will: “I said I would get you more books, didn’t I?” Tessa: But the books are all behind bars! .. Like a literary sort of prison!”
“There’s plenty of sense in nonsense sometimes, if you wish to look for it.”
Tessa: “…Haven’t you really any other novels?” Will: “Not unless Lady Audley’s Secret is that she slays demons in her spare time.”
I’M SO IN LOVE WITH INFERNAL DEVICES SERIES. <3 I really am so dumb. I didn’t know The Infernal Devices is a prequel to Mortal Instruments. OMG. I figured too. Where Jace got his show-off attitude— William Herondale. Are they related? Hmm. I’m thinking—YES. YES. Sorry I’m not even reviewing the book but you see, too much fangirling here!! That shows you how I much I am in love with the book!! Totally should read this YA book if you are into fantasy, romance. AAAAHH!!!
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“..This is what is real, and the life I had before was the dream.”
“…the less you had, the more careful you had to be about everything you DID have.”
Will: *Brit accent* “Indeed. … How could anyone despise us when we are so charming?” *facepalm* Hahaha XD
Hahah the Summoner. Clever Charlotte B. I knew it, it isn’t the Summoner but Sensor. So Henry invented it. Jace owned one hehe
Naughty William, Tessa and Jem haha omg stalking the Enclave through a pane of glass hahah
“Tessa knows Will,” protested Charlotte. “She TRUSTS Will.”
Fangirling over such perfect men… Will and Jem <333
“It’s all right to love someone who doesn’t love you back, as long as they’re worth you loving them. As long as they deserve it.”
I took the time reading this book. It’s utterly amazing!!! Love the twists that I didn’t expect to come!! AWESOMESAUCE! With all the British everything going on. It’s really a wonderful book! I’m into some British accent at the moment. Hope it continues somehow LOL. After I read the whole book, on Cassandra Clare’s site, there she published ‘extras’ and I squeee and squeal and fangirl over Will Herondale! Excerpt & Extras | Cassandra Clare
Yesterday, we went for swimming and my attire was mostly black – black T-shirt, black tote bag…I’m ready to be a Shadowhunter!! And for a second yesterday I thought I’m a Shadowhunter or rather want to become like one. It’s ridiculous you see but really I love thinking about it that way. However, something was missing before I become a Shadowhunter, I need a ‘parabatai’ with me! Either a boy or girl haha! If we are both girls, we’d call ourselves – Boadicea Shadowhunters! HAHAHAH!! Our motto would be like this: “She took poison rather than let herself be captured by the Romans.” She was braver than any man.
One last thing before I end off this crazy fangirl review – I really love Will Herondale’s motto:“Pulvis et Umbra Sumus” - This is a Latin phrase meaning “We are dust and shadows.” My friend and I discussed what the phrase means and in our opinions we agreed that we are truly dust and shadows. Dust because we are nothing in this world we only live here temporarily and therefore the world will be full of dust without us living here anymore, when we already gone off to another life. As for shadow, we left only our shadow…in a more specific term is our legacy behind in this temporary world. Each of us has shadows our own to leave behind for the people we love even if they do not love us back, there’s always something for them from you.
Woah! That was…wow. I can’t believe myself to actually breakdown the meaning of Will’s motto. Well, that was just my own head digging for understanding, I guess… in my perspective of what it means.
So…YES! DO READ THIS BOOK!! Go check out the Mortal Instruments if you haven’t yet! IT’S A WORLD OF SHADOWHUNTERS. FANTASY. GREAT TWISTS AND UNEXPECTED EVENTS! ENJOY READING, BOOKWORMIES!